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Wisniewski misses practice again

With Stefen Wisniewski missing practice for the second consecutive day Thursday the Raiders will likely be facing one of the NFL’s most dominant fronts without the player most adept at relaying blocking assignments.

Veteran Andre Gurode, who started at center in a 27-17 win over San Diego, will assume that spot again against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs, with Lucas Nix making his second straight start at left guard.

The center position is key against Kansas City in that Dontari Poe, a 6-foot-1, 346-pound nose tackle, is the central figure in the Chiefs’ 3-4 defense. Poe has 4.5 sacks for a team that leads the NFL in that department with 21.

“The more (Gurode) plays in there, the better he’s going to be,’’ Allen said Wednesday. “I would look for even more improvement out of him this week, although he’s got a tough challenge.’’

With the bye week following the Kansas City game, chances are the Raiders could get Wisniewski back when play resumes on Oct. 27 with a home date against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Allen stressed, however, the Raiders won’t be holding anyone out that is ready to play against Kansas City in order to get the extra week’s rest the bye provides.

“You play with the guys that are healthy enough to play and if the guys are healthy enough to play, they’ll be out there Sunday,’’ Allen said. “We need all these guys to go out there and win this football game and we need to take all the able bodies we have and healthy guys we have and go win a game.’’

The good news for the Raiders was that running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings both practiced for the second straight day, making it likely they’ll face the Chiefs.

McFadden missed the San Diego game with a hamstring strain, while Jennings carried 10 times for 41 yards before leaving with the same injury.

Right tackle Tony Pashos (groin) practiced again, which is a good sign since left outside linebacker Justin Houston has 8.5 sacks.

Players who weren’t on the field Thursday aside from Wisniewski included tackle Menelik Watson (calf) and safety Tyvon Branch (ankle).

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  • Gdog

    All the more reason NOT to use him endlessly up the gut. It needs perfect blocking and McF hitting the right hole to succeed. How often does that happen?

  • SnBG

    That is the truth. Davis fought with everyone and alienated all. NFL wouldn’t be what it is today because he would be fighting and suing all of the time.

  • Goldie7

    I bet the Patriots would try to sign him.

  • SnBG

    I’m talking about win and loses, not Davis the man. Winning is everything and Davis let us down with his petty ego trips.

  • 10centsworth

    We’ve met before. Your degeneration is speeding up. Make sure you mention my mother in your next post.

  • Just Fire Baby

    So has Flynn even had a workout invite or anything?
    I think he may have just sissied his way of a decent opportunity to hold a clipboard for a few years at least.

  • Gdog

    He’d be a PERFECT fit at NE. And they like to trade with us…

  • The_Judge37

    Like I said before, his last play in his NFL career was taking a Knee on a QB sneak on 4th and Inches.

  • 10centsworth

    You found that…funny? Work on those visions in your head.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Some idiot came on NFL radio yesterday and suggested the cowboys trade Miles Austin for a 1st rounder. Somehow, that seems more realistic than getting a 3rd for McFadden.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Davis was freindly with and respected by many, if not most, owners in the NFL. You’re reaching.

  • 0ak R8rs

    STFU. Nobody asked you.

  • Raidersfan727

    http://mmqb.si.com/2013/10/10/oakland-raiders-defense/

    dont know if you guys have seen this, but This is a GREAT article on the raiders defense, secondary in particular

  • KoolKell

    Go back to High School you dumb piece of schit.

  • SnBG

    Contrary to common belief, it was not the AFL, but the NFL that initiated discussions for a merger between the two leagues, as it was fearful that Davis’ “take no prisoners” tactics would seriously reduce its talent base. Tex Schramm, who became general manager of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys in 1960, secretly contacted AFL owners and asked if they were interested in a merger. The talks were conducted without the knowledge of Davis, the AFL commissioner. By June 8, 1966, the collaborators announced a merger agreement.[4]Under the agreement:

  • 0ak R8rs

    You started w “ignorance personified”. And you’re wrong, which makes it even dumber that you challenge me here. I stated facts. You called me ignorant. Eat shlt.

  • JLofty

    SAM BAM!!!

  • SnBG

    He’s a power back and faster than Jennings so I can see why they want to slam him in there. I say keep slamming him. The dude is a RB.Run DMC, run

  • 10centsworth

    Challenge you? Ha. I’m laughing.

  • KoolKell

    Who didn’t know that?

  • JLofty

    Is it just me or do the comments constantly creep towards the left in little tiny increments?

  • KoolKell

    Pootbutts I guess.

  • JLofty

    Nearly everyone half your age and less….

  • 0ak R8rs

    Good for you. Better you steer clear anyway.

  • KoolKell

    Lol. I guess.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    That be just you. At least, not me.

  • 10centsworth

    Your intellect overwhelms. The olfactory.

  • Theghostronin79

    Raiders Beat ‏@RaidersBeat 48s

    Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles (toe) and Justin Houston (concussion) both limited in practice today.

  • PlunkforHOF

    my screen does

  • 0ak R8rs

    Olfactory isnt a noun. But carry on. You’re doing fine, genius.

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    COMMON BELIEF ?

  • Gdog

    I have never seen anyone characterize him as a power back before… he is a finesse back if there ever has been one. A “power” back just breaks tackles…

  • Al_istheRaiders

    you sure talk about the cowgirls a lot…

  • 0ak R8rs

    Only way to keep you interested, troll.

  • KoolKell

    All the little Pootbutt so-called Al Davis Fans didn’t know Al scared the NFL into a merger?

    Wow, you don’t get that on your Video games??

    Whaaaat.

  • SnBG

    He’s probably living it up on the Riviera with all the money he’s taken

  • The Big Banana

    What’s worse…Flynn’s knee on 4th and short or Soup’s slide?

  • 10centsworth

    Read the two statements above and come to terms with yourself.

  • Oaktown Raiders

    Kaepernick isn’t a student of the game. All the hype that surrounded him prior to this season got in his head. Now we see him for the inadequate decision maker that he is.. You can tell his mental commitment to the game and his overall life is suspect. I mean…. Just look at his commercials.

  • SnBG

    If Al had his way there would have been no merger.

  • The_Judge37

    Flynn easily. At least Soup was playing hard and giving effort.

  • Goldie7

    lol

  • 10centsworth

    pretty obvious how you have to spoon feed some people on here.

  • The Big Banana

    I agree. My attempt at initiating blog debate took off like a Flynn deep ball.

  • SnBG

    That’s partially true. Davis and others where signing players away from the NFL with huge contracts. There where huge bidding wars for players.

  • SnBG

    What happened to the great JC, He isn’t even a starter and they sure didn’t go to him

  • The_Judge37

    LOL, Nice metaphore for saying it fell short

  • 0ak R8rs

    Don’t know or care what you’re talking about. I made no statements that weren’t fact. And said nothing to or about you on any subject until you described one of my factual comments as “ignorance personified”. Which of course ironically made your own ignorance glaringly clear.

    Go piss in someone else’s ear. I have no use for you.

  • 10centsworth

    CU.

  • SnBG

    Are you saying this site is a bit Liberal.